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Deakin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Australia) [Jan. 22nd, 2005|03:29 am]
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This screwcap red is 14% alcohol and was one of the four cheapest wines at BWS in Perth. My stereotype of Australian wines was that they're all good, regardless of price. But is this true?

The color of DE is more red than purple, and even a little bit orange. It smells very heavy and sweet, like berries and syrup. But there is also a sort of unpleasant overtone, like nail polish remover.

The taste is very dry and rather biting. It leaves a bitter aftertaste in the back of my throat. I can't detect the "characters of black currant and red berries" promised by the label, but it isn't all bad. I think I detect subtle flavors of walnut and mint.

DE Cabernet Sauvignon has a unique flavor and a funky label, but you could certainly do better, even at $7 a bottle.

[User Picture]From: purly
2005-01-21 07:30 pm (UTC)
I've had very bad experiences with a lot of Australian wines. But I imagine it has something to do with storage and transport from so far away.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi_wines
2005-01-21 08:31 pm (UTC)
That makes sense to me. I'm afraid this wine can't use that excuse, as I purchased it in West Australia!
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